We've converted the first floor sun porch into a bed room - Kitchen, Laundry, off-street Parking, and a shared bathroom. Lovely view of the garden and the beach that is just outside the backyard; you can go swimming at the beach!
We live in an 18 room 160 year old house that was once occupied by just one family! Barney has lived here all of his life, our 4 children grew up here, and we like the combination of a small town dynamic, living on the beach, and still be 20 minutes from the center of the city.
Enjoy the fresh fruit in the bowl on the kitchen table, the orange juice, english muffins, yogurt, and Mary's homemade granola. Barney makes great coffee early in the morning, as well as a fresh batch of his signature muffins!
You will have full Kitchen to make meals, Back Porch for Outdoor Meals, and Lounging. Back yard for relaxing. Laundry room. Baby Grand Piano on the second floor that you are welcome to play.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests when we are around, which is usually in the evenings. Conversation, guidance about Boston and New England. We are available to greet and facilitate our guests' visits; we can be around as much, or as little, as needed. We will provide detailed directions to access the house if guests arrive when we are not at home.
A diverse, residential neighborhood with lots of families and trees. Paths to jog or walk on the beach, easy access to bike rental, food shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops. The neighborhood is old - people who come here, stay here. Large Victorian houses - two city parks - walk along the harbor. 10 minutes away is a local, breakfast spot: McKenna's, open at 5:30 and Savin Bar and Kitchen open for lunch and dinner till about 11. About 20 minutes walk away are several restaurants - Indian, Chinese, Pizza, Vietnamese, Irish, UMass Boston, and the JFK Presidential Museum.
We are located an easy and pleasant 10 minute walk from the red line, providing easy access to all parts of the city, airport, Amtrak train, bus station, ferries to Cape Cod, and beyond. The Red Line operates from early morning till just after midnight daily, and later on the weekend.
Other Things to Note
You can walk out of the back yard to Dorchester Bay and the beach. The harbor walk bike path starts there and goes on for miles. Enjoy the fresh fruit, orange juice, english muffins, and yogurts in the morning or anytime. Barney makes great coffee in the morning as well as his signature muffins! All guests have access to a full kitchen for cooking and/or enjoying meals. Feel free to play the piano; we love music in the house!
If you have a car, If you have a car, NEVER PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY UNTIL WE HAVE ASSIGNED YOU A SPOT TO PARK! Instead, park on the left side of the street upon arrival and we will assign you a parking space in our driveway as soon as possible. Our house is on a curve so park a little before or a little after our house, rather than right on the curve. The walk will be just a few steps.
Check in time is 2 PM, check out time is 10 AM. Guests who arrive early or need to stay later are more than welcome to use the common areas on the first floor: living room, kitchen, and bathroom, for luggage storage, relaxing, etc. as convenient on the either the day of arrival or departure.
No Smoking in or around the house
Best "airbnb" experience yet, in fact, one of the best experiences I've ever had in relation to accommodation.
Great and comfortable room in a typical american house. The quartier is very quiet and you are near the JFK library and UMass campus. The host and his family are very nice people that welcome you with a lot of information and news about the city life. It's near the Saving Hill T station of red line and in a few minutes you can arrive in the city center at Boston Common. It was very good to stay there.
Amazing hosts and wonderful atmosphere ! This was my second stay with the Carney's and I will be returning! Highly recommended :-)
I can't express enough gratitude to the Carney's for the availability of Spikey's Sunporch at the last minute. Weather conditions affected my plans and they were able to assist.
It is the smallest room in their house but it was my second time staying in it. It is actually very lovely and comfortable.
The Carney Family can`t not be better! They`re super nice. The room I book before was wrong with heater and they changed a bigger room for us. Everything is perfect and just fantastic as description. It is a great experience and we will definitely would like to be Carney`s guest when we come here next time. Strongly recommend.
The only word for this place and people is AMAZING! This is my first time to use airbnb, I didn't expect everything would be perfect, but it is! The cozy bedroom and living room, super clean bathroom, well furnished kitchen.... and most importantly, the host family is so nice and friendly! I forgot to bring my adapter then Barney lent me one. He helps me a lot, I don't know how to thank him...
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Mary and Barney Carney live here in the Savin Hill neighborhood of Boston. As a family of 6, we've lived in this house for about 27 years, Robert, who's 19, Andrea, who's 31, and John and Grace who are 20 year old twins. are also here from time to time.
We're Bostonians and New Englanders from birth; we spend time here, in Provincetown and in Vermont. We don't have much spare time because Mary and Barney work full time, in higher education and computing. All four of our children have gone to the oldest school in the United States, Boston Latin School. We're all involved in community activities, mostly music - choirs, bands and the like, some politics and some church, and many other kinds of activities.
We live in what may be the most diverse square mile in Boston - people of every model and make. We've always had people living with us; we've sponsored refugees and had guests from around the world. There are lively discussions and debates about everything from quantum mechanics to driving habits, from living to dying, from rock climbing to meditation.